Strengthening public financial management reform in Pacific Island countries

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
Strengthening public financial management reform in Pacific Island Countries

Event details

Forum

Date & time

Monday 31 October 2016
1.00pm–2.30pm

Venue

Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Richard Bontjer, Lead Public Financial Management Specialist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Professor Peter Annear, Head of the Health Systems Governance and Financing Unit, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; Susan Ivatts, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank; Tobias Haque, Economist, World Bank and Dr Julien Barbara, Fellow, State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), ANU.

Contacts

Macarena Rojas
6125 7922

The World Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have recently released a report that makes the case for adopting a problem-driven approach to public financial management reform in Pacific Island countries. The report, which includes the results of detailed case studies of reform experience in Kiribati and Tonga, examines how well reform programs have focused on the key challenges that Pacific Island countries face in managing fiscal policy and financing delivery of public services.

On October 31, one of the authors of the report, Richard Bontjer from DFAT, presented its key findings, and a panel of experts from the World Bank, DFAT, and the Nossal Institute for Global Health discussed the implications of the report’s recommendations for delivery of health services in the Pacific.

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